Would They Be Amused?

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THE PAIR ACCESS A GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. In my ‘Farringdon and Paddington’ post of two days ago, I featured a view of the Paddington Basin Development from Praed Street. Here is one from Star Street W2. Several million pounds, even then, was required to purchase oneContinue reading “Would They Be Amused?”

“They Aren’t Going To Fly Away”

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning we took a trip back to Gordleton Barn to measure a door I had photographed on our last trip in the hope that it might be suitable to replace our inner front door I don’t like. It wasContinue reading ““They Aren’t Going To Fly Away””

Farringdon And Paddington

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This morning I scanned another dozen colour slides from the Streets of London series, produced in July 2004. Clerkenwell Road EC1 was featured on 15th January. These were probably pictured at the same time as the first ones. I swearContinue reading “Farringdon And Paddington”

I Belong to No One releases to the US and Canada on 31st January 2017.

Originally posted on The Reluctant Retiree:
I am very excited! Eighteen months after its original publication date in Australia, my memoir, I Belong to No One, is about to be released in paperback form in the USA and Canada, available on Amazon in each country. The publisher is Orion Books under ISBN-13: 978-1409164890. This is in…

From Antiques To Ancestors

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Recently, Barry and Owen Chislett-Bruce, of New Forest Chimney Sweeping & Repairs, cleaned out our chimney and removed the wood-burning stove in order for us to enjoy an open fire next time we run out of oil. Barry recommendedContinue reading “From Antiques To Ancestors”

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Today was warmer and just one uniform shade of grey. This morning we travelled by car to New Milton where I visited the dry cleaners, the post office, and the bank. I collected cleaning, mailed a parcel and someContinue reading “Now You See It, Now You Don’t”

Pret

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THE GROUP ACCESSES GALLERY THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. Jackie drove me to and from New Milton today for me to catch the London train and lunch with Norman at La Barca in Lower Marsh. On this very cold morning the waiting room was full. Three young women wereContinue reading “Pret”

The Three Graces

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. It is not often one can be grateful for a traffic diversion, especially those in The New Forest which tend to send you miles out of your way. So it was this morning as Jackie drove us out there.Continue reading “The Three Graces”

Looking Up

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. This afternoon I printed a batch of photographs for Louisa and one in duplicate for Ian. All these images have appeared on previous posts, but that for Ian, of his father,Peter, and stepmother, Ally, has been cropped from aContinue reading “Looking Up”

Foggy Necking

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE. THOSE IN GROUPS ACCESS GALLERIES THAT CAN BE VIEWED FULL SIZE. We awoke to a garden covered in frost and fog. As the day progressed, some of the precipitation departed, but the mist remained. My photographs largely appeared as if in monochrome, and I undertook no editing at all. IContinue reading “Foggy Necking”